Chowdene

Malton Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9TD

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Our CL is in open country screened with hedges and ideally placed for reaching York which is 2 miles away and is rich in ancient history. Wander around the quaint cobbled streets and walk the city walls in the footsteps of Romans. Or take time to visit The Shambles one of the most picturesque streets in Britain.

Other nearby attractions include:-

York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe can be seen from our site and within walking distance or use the Monks Cross Park & Ride service. See the best views in York by climbing up the 275 steps up the Central Tower leading you to the highest point in the city.

Castle Howard is Yorkshire's finest stately home and garden with grand interiors and gardens.

The National railway museum allows you to get up close to over 200 years of history and the giant halls contain railway legends such as Mallard - the world's fastest steam locomotive, Japanese Bullet Train and Royal Trains including Queen Victoria's saloon. 

Jorvik Viking Centre - explore houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-age as it stood 1000 years ago.

Cruise on the Ouse - you can escape the hustle and bustle of the City by taking a daytime cruise on the River Ouse.

Yorkshire Air Museum is the home of the Allied Air Forces Memorial situated in a 22 acre parkland site on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington.

York Racecourse - hosts the Ebor Festival which is a four day race meeting held each August (Ladies Day is traditionally held on the Thursday)

Flamingo Land - theme park and zoo - one of the top theme parks in the UK.

The York Maze - large maize maze plus children adventure activities and pig racing open July - September

Discover Filey with its sweep of soft golden sand one of the best in the country for families.

Scarborough - the original seaside resort where bathing machines to preserve swimmers' modesty were first seen here.

Bridlington - enjoy a good old fashioned Yorkshire coast town and enjoy its peaceful promenades, historic harbour and sandy beaches

Whitby - the jewel in the crown of the Yorkshire coast -encircled by wild North York Moors and edged by a spectacular coastline with the highest cliffs in England this area is one of striking beauty and character.

Dick Turpin's Grave is in George Street Cemetery in York - the stone marks the spot where his friends brought the famous highwayman and horse stealer after his execution at the York Tyburn 1739

Eden Camp Museum is a large Second World War related museum near Malton occupying a former Second World War prisoner of war camp of 33 huts.

The North York Moors is a national park with one of the largest expanses of heather moorland.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a heritage railway running through North York Moors National Park.

Plus numerous golf clubs.

On arrival having driven to a bar gate, please drive 100 yards into our site and wait for us to come and meet you so that we can show you to one of our pitches. If you have any problems finding our CL, please call and we will try to help.

Catherine looks forward to welcoming you to her CL and meeting old and new friends. Children welcomed.

Please note: This CL does not offer electric car charging. The nearest facility is Vangarde retail park.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

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Postcode:
YO32 9TD
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GPS:
Lat 53.97841 / Lon -1.052052
OS field ref:
SE622540
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Park and Ride just around the corner at Monks Cross to York City
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: York

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Chowdene
Myself and my wife have stayed here several times over the years and also at various times of the year. As usual, a warm welcome from Catherine and the site immaculate as usual despite the awful rainy weather in previous weeks. Park and Ride just around the corner and If you prefer a 30 minute walk into York and the Wall. We hope to have many more enjoyable stays in the future. Well done Catherine and see you again soon. Paul and Alison Thatcher.

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Reviewed on 21/02/2024 19:33

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Convenient site

Chowdene
Convenient site for visiting York with hard-standings. We chose it instead of Beachwood Grange because of walking the dog on & off site. Walked into York following footpath just outside site in about 35 minutes and can walk other way to nearby retail park in 5-10 minutes. There are several supermarkets there too. We visited York for the Xmas markets. Was charged for dog which I complained about as there was no mention on website or in book at that time, though I have since noted website has been updated. We asked what the dog charge was for as no dog walk on site as can't walk on grass as all fenced off! Bit pricey when you add up extra charges for awning etc. Nice to have a shower (20p / £1 meter) & toilet provided but no heating so didn't use as was very cold at time of visit. There is no drive over waste disposal or dog walk from site - only the footpath next to the ring road. Some road noise, but to be expected from proximity to ring road.

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Reviewed on 01/12/2023 12:19

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Chowdene
Lovely site which has all you need for the perfect stay. Not to far to walk into York but if you prefer, Park and ride just a couple of mins away. Catherine the site owner is a lovely person and always has a warm welcome for you. Stayed here quite a few times now since 2015 and will certainly be visiting again. 5 stars for certain

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Reviewed on 05/10/2023 11:49

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Chowdene
This is a lovely site, convenient for visiting York but: When you drive in the first thing you see is a "Keep off the grass" sign and the grass area fenced off with rope. Not very welcoming. The price is £25 + £2 for a porch awing (What cost is involved in an awning?) It is nice to have the toilet and shower, although they were a bit tired, but 20 pence for 3 minutes is expensive when paying £25. 3 minutes is a very short shower. My husband ran out of time and put in another 20p which didn't work so had to put in another 20p. There was no information provided re the bins/recycling etc. A box and 1 bin provided but no information about what to put where. Not acceptable in these times of recycling. It would have been advantageous to have some information about the area. eg. how to get to the park and ride, other places of interest etc. The toilet emptying point is totally unacceptable - no flush, just a slow running hose which was not strong enough to wash away solids. This site has the potential to be excellent if a bit more effort and interest is applied by the owner.

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Reviewed on 16/09/2023 16:43

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Chowdene
A fabulous site for visiting York. all hardstanding, with easy access off the Main Malton Road and a prompt friendly welcome. The site is spacious with 6 pitches and plenty of space for dogs or children. Facilities include a easy access grey waste water drain and Drinking water Point with a separate Black water disposal point. There is a Single utilities room with Toilet Hand basin & Shower, All are basic but tidy. The site is just in the next field to the larger Monks Cross Park and ride bus terminus and car Park, with the journey taking just 15 to 20 mins into town, no need to drive to the car park it is a 5 min walk less than 1/4 of a mile. The monks cross site itself is a large Retail park with all shops you would need for a days retail therapy. Plus all of the Main Chain eateries of fast food , Pizza , coffee Etc Even tough the location is close to the Retail Park we had no issues with traffic noise. Dog walking is limited but just across the road approx 2 mins walk is a large Victorian Enclosed common and park with more than ample space for the biggest of dogs. There are no pubs locally but we would recommend the Walnut tree, just 1 mile away, 5 mins by car or 25 mins walk along the cycle route

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Reviewed on 27/01/2023 17:53

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